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Year 5 ~ Mrs. Matthews & Miss McKay

Welcome to Year 5 
2020-2021

On our Year Five page, you will find out about your child's learning and topics.

In Year 5 we have Mrs. Matthews in Class 5 and Miss McKay in Class 6, along with Mrs. Gibbs, our invaluable Teaching Assistant. You will also find Mr Emmerson at times.

We try to make each day as fun, enjoyable and active as possible. If you ever have any worries or concerns, we are always here to help so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Our Classrooms

Researching London Landmarks

Creating London Landmarks

Space Art-work

Music

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More music

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Even more music

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Autumn Term Superstars!

2019 - 2020

American Afternoon- Friday 15th November 2019

Year 5 hosted an exciting American afternoon for parents. They performed  fantastic hand-jive dances and sang inspirational hymns linked to our work on Martin Luther King. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed eating the delicious hand-made cookies that the children had baked. . 

DT - Making American-style Cookies

For a special treat, we made American-style cookies for our parents to enjoy during our American Showcase afternoon.

History - The Mayas

In December, we had a visit from Partake Theatre Company to  kick-start our topic on the Ancient Mayas. We had an amazing day: playing Pok-a-tok,looking at hieroglyphic lettering, making clay symbols and the highlight - making and drinking hot chocolate in its many forms. 

RE - A visit to our local Church

Also in December, Year 5 visited  All Saints Church in Clipstone - our local church. The focus of our visit was to learn more about baptism and communion, which we certainly did! The children enjoyed the interactive activities that had been prepared and which were discussed in detail once back in the classroom.

Maths - Practical learning about 3D shapes

As part of our topic on 3D shapes, the children had the chance to undertake three practical activities: identifying edges, faces and vertices, making 3D card models and making 3D models using straws. The children really enjoyed themselves and it was a fun way to embed their knowledge on 3D shapes.

Welcome to Year 5

2018-2019

 

Mr Emmerson, Miss Deakin are our teaching assistants who work with both class six and class five. 

 

In Autumn, our first topic of the year was Ancient Egypt.

Over the summer, we researched an area that interested us and presented our findings in different ways. We presented to our class during our first week back at school to begin our topic learning. 

 

Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is 'teeth and eating' where we will learn about the journey of our food through our digestive system, beginning in our mouths. Look at our Learning overview for this half-term. 

 

Spring 1 and 2 

Our topic this half term is 'London' Why is London the place to be? We will learn about London's landscape and how it has changed over time. We will be studying Banksy's art and reading the book, The London Eye Mystery.

 

Summer 1

This half term we are studying the Roman Empire - 

During this topic, we will focus on The Roman Empire. We will place looking at Roman chronology of invasions, focussing on the invasion of Britain. Comparing Roman buildings (houses) and houses in Britain (Celts) The influence of the Roman Empire. We will be focussing on what life was like as a Roman soldier in a Roman legion, we will practise battle positions and learn about the revolt of Boudicca.

We are linking our English, diary writing, to our topic and reading a diary of a Roman slave.

We will complete Art and DT projects linked to the Romans – mosaics, shields, catapults.                                                 

Mindfulness Poem

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Mindfulness Poem

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Mindfulness Poem

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Mindfulness Poem

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Mindfulness poem

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Christmas Party Day!

Prince William Award

Smoothie making

Soup making